Ontario Provincial Police Gears Up With Corvette Z069
The new 2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 is the sort of sports car that everyone wants to get their hands on. Now, it looks like the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are among the first to modify and enjoy Chevy’s mid-engine masterpiece, as evidenced in a recent social media post.
The OPP Highway Safety Division Twitter feed recently posted a brief 10-second video showing a sports car shrouded in black and flanked by police vehicles with their emergency lights activated. The post does not disclose what’s under the sheets, but does tease that a full reveal is coming at the upcoming Canadian International Auto Show, also known as the Toronto Auto Show.
Looking forward to pulling the cover off of this one! See you at the #Autoshow. 😀 pic.twitter.com/lKTWV9qNqj
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) February 13, 2023
Further down the thread, however, user @anotheran responds with a still image that shows a Chevy Corvette Z06 dressed in full OPP guise. “I’ve spoiled it,” @anotheran writes.
The image shows a Corvette Z06 parked in a garage with traditional black and white body panels, as well as the word “Police” on the fenders and under the taillights. “OPP” is proudly displayed in gold on the white door. The wheels are finished in black, while the brake calipers are finished in red. The subtle ducktail spoiler is attached in the rear.
It’s unclear at this point if this custom police-themed C8 Corvette Z06 will join the OPP fleet to chase down some suspects, or if it’s simply a show car intended for promotional purposes. It should be noted, though, that the sports car is running a license plate.
The photo also shows a pair of GMC Hummer EVs in the background, next to which is parked a GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Bolt EV. It’s unclear if all of these vehicles will be on the Toronto Auto Show floor.
The Toronto Auto Show is set to kick off on Friday, February 17th, and will be open until Sunday February 26th. The show will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
As a reminder, the 2023 Corvette Z06 is equipped with the 670-horsepower, naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, and rides on the GM Y2 platform. Production takes place at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.
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I do not have a lot of love for the OPP! They are Ticket masters very rarely will they give a warning it’s like they get a kickback from the horrible insurance companies!
Or maybe stop violating traffic laws?
Europe has been using Porsche police vehicles for years on the autobahn. They even has high visibility colors back in the 70s when I was stationed in Germany. Tomg
Love to pull beside that Z06 on the 400 series highway and see how fast it really is to see if it will keep up with my 911 turbo S only if the cops would play that way but I understand it’s only a promotional vehicle but it’s just a thought but got admit it would be cool to see on Ontario highway maybe more people would slow down and obey the speed limit .
I think it’s awesome! I’d love the police force to have a Z06 around me. Then I’d get to see and hear one at full speed!